Monday, March 29, 2021

Wonderful time with my class

 The happy artist

Acrylic on  canvas

36 x 36 inches 

Barbara Muir ©️ 2009

(Shown in her place on the 

Studio wall.)

My Monday night class just finished, and I realize I’ll be sad when this class is over at the end of the term. The students are enthusiastic, funny, and intelligent, and a treat to work with on Zoom.

 We talked a bit tonight about self-esteem, and what it means to be confident. I’m reading a book about happiness, and this is an important topic in the book – to value yourself, and to realize that you’ve already got it all.

So I’m showing you a painting of me as an enthusiastic artist. I keep this painting in my studio, to remind myself of the joy I feel in doing my work. On the down days my former self’s cheery face reminds me that the happiness of creation is available to me whenever I want it.

 Have an enjoying your own worth day.


Candy said...

Hi, Barbara! I love the painting and the idea that the happiness of creation is available to you whenever you want. So true! Hugs from Las Vegas!

Barbara Muir said...

Hugs to you Candy,

I love your work. I hope all is well with you!


Evelyn Oldroyd - painter said...

Beautiful painting❣️❣️❣️ So glad to be reminded about the happiness of creation being available whenever we want. It is so true. Thank yiu❣️❣️❣️

Barbara Muir said...

Thank you so much Evelyn! You make me happy!


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